APS NSW Annual General Meeting and Talk
Friday 17 May 2013 at 7.30 pm
Ermington Community Centre, River Road, Ermington
The Annual General Meeting of APS NSW will commence at 7.30pm on 17 May 2013. All members are encouraged to attend. The future of your Society depends on your involvement.
Following the AGM, our guest speaker will be Dan Clarke, who will talk on his experiences in environmental consultancy.
If you are unable to attend, please complete proxy from and forward it to the office or your group secretary.
A proxy form and nomination form for election of office bearers will be included in the April edition of Native Plants for NSW.
Please note that, as stated on page 44 of the October 2012 issue of Native Plants for NSW, members will NOT receive a copy of the Annual Report as in past years, unless they have specifically requested the Office to send one by either email or post. A copy of the annual report will be available for members to view on the APS NSW website at www.austplants.com.au in early April.
Any questions of a financial nature arising from the Annual Report are to be forwarded to the Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd. office by either email or post by midday Wednesday, 8 May 2013. All questions will be referred to the Company’s accountants for proper responses, which will be given to members at the AGM.
Following the AGM, our guest speaker will be Dan Clarke, who began his career as a bushland regenerator and has worked with all types of groups who undertake such work, from weekend detainees to TAFE students. After several years experience, in addition to studying horticulture, Dan’s interest in native plants was sparked. He completed a full-time University Degree at the University of Sydney majoring in Plant Science, and completed a 4th year Honours project in Botany. Dan also participated in the Plant Science Internship run by the National Herbarium of NSW (Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney) in 2009. Dan now works full-time as a botanist with an environmental consultancy, assessing the conservation status of vegetation for development applications, with a focus on upholding legislation requirements and achieving sound environmental outcomes. He is currently the Conservation Officer for the Sutherland Branch of Australian Plants Society.
Dan will present a talk on his 2 years in environmental consultancy, giving a background into planning and conservation legislation, followed by vegetation assessment methodology and aspects of reporting. He will present examples from a few case studies, demonstrating how development goals need to be balanced with the importance of biodiversity conservation.
Please bring plant specimens for the specimen table.
Supper will be provided.
There will also be a great selection of plants for sale.
This is also a great opportunity to have your say in the organisation of APS NSW and to meet members from other Groups.
The Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd
A company limited by guarantee
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Plants Society NSW Limited will be held at the Ermington Community Hall, River Road, Ermington, on Friday, 17 May 2013 at 7.30 pm.
3. Declaration of proxies.
4. Minutes of 2011 Annual General Meeting held 18 May 2012.
5. Business arising from 2011 Annual General Meeting.
6. President’s report.
7. Other reports.
8. Financial reports from Furzer Crestani Audit Services.*
9. Election of Life Members.
10. Conservation award
11. Election of officers.